Printing the future at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
The University of Michigan is the nation’s leading pioneer in the use of 3D printing in medicine.
In 2012, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital became the first hospital in the world to use 3D-printed devices to save a life.
Since that initial groundbreaking procedure, we’ve found even more ways to use 3D printing and modeling to revolutionize pediatric medicine, from fetal care and airway disorders to heart care and cancer treatment.
Learn more about the lives that have been changed through 3D printing at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital:
- 5 babies have now been saved through the use of 3D printed splints for life-threatening airway disorders.
- A 3-D model of the tumor in a 15-year old’s skull helped U-M doctors find a way to remove it
- 3-D printing helped U-M doctors determine how to deliver an unborn baby with a walnut-sized mass that could have prevented him from breathing.
- U-M physicians used a 3D splint to give a 14-year old girl with autism and a combination of life-threatening conditions.
- U-M doctors gave 10-year old Casey the opportunity to “smash” his tumor.
This is just the beginning. Our team is exploring new horizons in 3D printing in medical applications every day. You can help by supporting 3D printing medical research at U-M.